A year on from a trip to Thailand and I am going back to South East Asia, this time to the Malaysian North East corner of Borneo.
Come February 2012 I will once again be escaping the English winter and be jetting off for my first trip to Asia in the form of three weeks in Thailand.
Central America has always been a fascination to me, the Mayan ruins, the Spanish history, the beautiful clear blue Caribbean sea.
In 2008 I attempted one of the hardest challenges in the world, let alone being something that I had any experience of; climbing Kilimanjaro. My reward afterwards, if successful, was a safari and lying on a beach.
At the start of 2005 I decided to quit my job and fly off to South America. A hasty decision reinforced on the plane over there when I couldn't understand a word of the Spanish the Ecuadorian lady next to me was speaking! Luckily as I was immersed in the country I was able to build on the basic holiday Spanish I had learnt from a CD and I survived.
A few months backpacking around Europe in 2002. Was Europe a good place to start as my first trip away on my own?